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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe AED Use (RQF)

Course Duration : 0.5 Day / 3hrs Max Persons in group : 12
Ofqual Regulated : Yes
Certificate Valid for : 1 Year
On-Site Training Available : Up to 12 persons. GBP 475.00 +VAT

This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications.


The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK).
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications.

This QA qualification is:

  • For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be workplace first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of first aider.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.

 

Objective

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a

range of emergency first aid situations and/or take on the role of emergency first aider in the workplace.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to administer emergency first aid.

 

Intended audience.

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of emergency first aid situations.

 

Structure

This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 7 hours. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1.

Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification including any referrals is 3 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 6 GLH, and the number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study as directed by but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre-course reading, which for this qualification is 1 hour.

 

Other Units

No other units can be combined to count towards the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification.

 

Relationship with other related qualifications

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF):

  • Contains 1 unit that also appears as Unit 1 (Emergency First Aid in the Workplace) of the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
  • Can be transferred to other qualifications under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards achievement of that qualification providing it is achieved within its registration period.

Therefore assessments gained through the Emergency First Aid in the Workplace unit may be used as RPL towards achievement of either qualification providing that qualification is achieved within its registration period.

 

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 14 years old to register for this qualification. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

 

Progression

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

 

Requalification requirements

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation.

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.

With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone, make sure you are prepared!

The following topics will covered:

  • Chain of survival.
  • Assessing an incident.
  • Casualty assessment.
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty.
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR. 
  • AED safety considerations.
    • Using an AED
    • Combining AED use with CPR
    • Using an AED on a child
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive.
products.specs
Course Duration 0.5 Day / 3hrs
Max Persons in group 12
Ofqual Regulated Yes
Certificate Valid for 1 Year
On-Site Training Available Up to 12 persons. GBP 475.00 +VAT